1 a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade" [syn: grade, level]
2 any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
3 a worker who ties something [syn: tier up]
4 something that is used for tying; "the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"
5 one of two or more layers one atop another; "tier upon tier of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake"
Etymology 1-er tie
- defn English
- One who ties (knots, etc).
- Something that ties.
Etymology 2Maybe from "tI@/
- (US): tîr, /ˈtɪɚ/, /"tI@`/
- Homophones: tear (as in droplet from ones' eye)
- Danish: lag
- Dutch: laag , rang
- Finnish: kerros, taso
- French: rang
- German: Schicht , Rang , Etage
- Italian: Strato
- Japanese: 層, 階層
- Polish: warstwa, rząd (np. krzeseł), kondygnacja, poziom
- Portuguese: camada
- Spanish: capa , enlace
TIER may refer to:
Tier may refer to:
- Tier (song), by German band Rammstein
- A layer in a multitiered software architecture
- Tier (emission standard), Vehicle and Gasoline Sulfur Program.
- A group of Cable networks offered together to subscribers, rather than separately
tier in German: Tier (Begriffsklärung)
tier in Korean: Tier
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